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Title: Yugoslavian SKS
Post by: Rothbardian on April 30, 2013, 11:56:58 PM
Hey fellow anarchists. Decided to get my first rifle, a yugoslavian SKS:

(http://pics.gunbroker.com/GB/338487000/338487653/pix476054971.jpg)

It has a built in bayonet and grenade launcher. Should be here in 3-4 weeks. :)


Title: Re: Yugoslavian SKS
Post by: MAM on May 01, 2013, 12:19:23 AM
That is sexy man!

I've heard the SKS has issues with jamming.

Is the action chromed?



Title: Re: Yugoslavian SKS
Post by: Seth King on May 01, 2013, 12:56:01 AM
I don't see any grenade launcher.


Title: Re: Yugoslavian SKS
Post by: AgoristTeen1994 on May 01, 2013, 01:02:04 AM
Congratulations Rothbardian! I'm more of a long-range guy myself. While the SKS is a good deer rifle for (relatively) close distances or shooting "targets" at those same distances, for those occasions when you want to just reach out and touch someone, with good old fashioned Soviet Russian surplus reliability, nothing beats a Mosin-Nagant. I personally like my M91-30 but I've heard good things about the Chinese Type 53 carbines, and the Finnish M39 carbines, with the Finnish Mosins usually being more accurate, not too surprising considering Simo Häyhä, the guy who IIRC is the sniper with the highest number of kills used a Finnish M28-30.

But yeah congrats! Now you just need plenty of ammo for it. :)


Title: Re: Yugoslavian SKS
Post by: Rothbardian on May 01, 2013, 01:24:49 AM
I've heard the SKS has issues with jamming.

Is the action chromed?
I can't speak to the SKS in general about jamming, but I think it depends on the condition of the gun. I've seen people theorizing that it has to do with trying to put a 30 round magazine on it, or the cosmoline that is in the gun. Hopefully mine will have no issues! The seller says "Bore and chamber clean with crisp rifling. Gunsmith evaluation reveals good functioning and mechanically sound. Shoots and functions great."

Yugoslavian SKS's aren't chrome lined unfortunately, as Yugoslavia is poor in chrome (apparently). This just means I'll have to really clean her well.

I don't see any grenade launcher.
I'm pretty sure my version has the typical Yugo SKS grenade adapter:

(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/6753/grenadej.jpg)

You switch the gas to single shot, and fire a blank, in order to shoot the grenade.

Congratulations Rothbardian! I'm more of a long-range guy myself. While the SKS is a good deer rifle for (relatively) close distances or shooting "targets" at those same distances, for those occasions when you want to just reach out and touch someone, with good old fashioned Soviet Russian surplus reliability, nothing beats a Mosin-Nagant. I personally like my M91-30 but I've heard good things about the Chinese Type 53 carbines, and the Finnish M39 carbines, with the Finnish Mosins usually being more accurate, not too surprising considering Simo Häyhä, the guy who IIRC is the sniper with the highest number of kills used a Finnish M28-30.

But yeah congrats! Now you just need plenty of ammo for it. :)
Yeah, for my first gun, I really like the potential versatility of it (shooting range, hunting deer, etc). I definitely really like old school Soviet guns! I'll have to check out that Mosin-Nagant.

I'd get a bunch of ammo, since 7.62x39 is pretty cheap, but I'm just getting into shooting, so I might go with 50 rounds instead of, say, 500 at first. ;D


Title: Re: Yugoslavian SKS
Post by: MAM on May 01, 2013, 01:56:11 AM
If you have the funds I would by the 500 rounds I don't know where you live but out here in New Mexico it's really hard to get ammo.


Title: Re: Yugoslavian SKS
Post by: Rothbardian on May 01, 2013, 01:59:59 AM
If you have the funds I would by the 500 rounds I don't know where you live but out here in New Mexico it's really hard to get ammo.
Hmm perhaps, I am going to be sharing a storage locker with my uncle, so that could actually be a possibility. The only problem may be that I need different kinds of ammo for, say, going to the gun range (FMJ isn't allowed on at least one range here). I'm also hesitant to commit to buying 500 rounds of ammo that I haven't tried out. I would love to though! ;)

Hypothetically I know where to get that many rounds for under 200 dollars (gunbroker.com). Oh and I live in Montana right now.


Title: Re: Yugoslavian SKS
Post by: Rothbardian on May 01, 2013, 08:33:29 PM
I decided I'm gonna get 1000 rounds for $300 (before shipping)  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Yugoslavian SKS
Post by: MAM on May 01, 2013, 09:10:14 PM
I decided I'm gonna get 1000 rounds for $300 (before shipping)  ;D ;D

Sweet! I'm sitting on a Mini-14 right now that I need to sight in, but ammo is so scarce that I can't get any locally, I think I"ll start looking online, I'll start with gunbroker.com!

So have you shot her yet?

Do you have much experience shooting?

And I'll second AgoristTeen and his suggestion to get a Mosin-Nagant. They're cheap reliable weapons, with really good accuracy! Put a scope on it and it makes an excellent hunter. However I have a love for iron sights so I don't buy scopes!


Title: Re: Yugoslavian SKS
Post by: Rothbardian on May 01, 2013, 09:35:41 PM
I decided I'm gonna get 1000 rounds for $300 (before shipping)  ;D ;D

Sweet! I'm sitting on a Mini-14 right now that I need to sight in, but ammo is so scarce that I can't get any locally, I think I"ll start looking online, I'll start with gunbroker.com!

So have you shot her yet?

Do you have much experience shooting?

And I'll second AgoristTeen and his suggestion to get a Mosin-Nagant. They're cheap reliable weapons, with really good accuracy! Put a scope on it and it makes an excellent hunter. However I have a love for iron sights so I don't buy scopes!
Hell yeah! Gunbroker.com is awesome, you can find some really good deals through it. You'll have to be willing to pay inconveniently to get some of them though (certified check, postal money order, cash, etc).

I have not shot her yet, will arrive in 2-4 weeks! I have very little experience shooting (only as a kid with a shotgun or something), but am looking to do a lot of target practise with my uncle, get a gun club membership, do some hunting, etc. I'm VERY serious about safety, especially since I haven't shot a gun for years. My dad has a hunting rifle he wants to give me, too, so I'll really be all set, until I decide I want to get a sweet Makarov. ;D


Title: Re: Yugoslavian SKS
Post by: acft on May 03, 2013, 08:00:55 PM
I'm trying to sell my AR-15 and maybe my WASR-10 due to that Fucker bloomberg's SAFE ACT


Title: Re: Yugoslavian SKS
Post by: MAM on May 03, 2013, 08:25:24 PM
I'm trying to sell my AR-15 and maybe my WASR-10 due to that Fucker bloomberg's SAFE ACT

I'm not familiar with this who is this Bloomberg and what bullshit is he trying to create?


Title: Re: Yugoslavian SKS
Post by: Tear-Down-the-Wall on May 03, 2013, 08:38:50 PM
I'm trying to sell my AR-15 and maybe my WASR-10 due to that Fucker bloomberg's SAFE ACT

Did you buy them from a dealer or private seller? Why everybody I know buys private. It's none of the state's goddamn business.


Title: Re: Yugoslavian SKS
Post by: acft on May 03, 2013, 08:44:18 PM
MAM: Mayor Bloomberg colluded with Andrew Cuomo to get the anti-gun NY safe act to pass. Fuck Cuomo too, btw.

Tear: Got it from a store well b4 the act passed before registration was required. Rather sell than register.


Title: Re: Yugoslavian SKS
Post by: MAM on May 03, 2013, 08:57:53 PM
MAM: Mayor Bloomberg colluded with Andrew Cuomo to get the anti-gun NY safe act to pass. Fuck Cuomo too, btw.

Tear: Got it from a store well b4 the act passed before registration was required. Rather sell than register.

Don't sell and don't register.